Now that January is behind us, it is time for an update on the FIPS 140-2 report queue. In January 2013, 15 FIPS 140-2 certificates were issued -- 7 of those were validated by InfoGard Laboratories. Go Team!
As of February 1, 2013, InfoGard has received comments from the CMVP for 4 reports that were submitted in July 2012 and we are waiting for comments on 4 other July reports. All reports submitted prior to July have been reviewed by the CMVP.
My estimate for the current CMVP review time remains at 6 to 7 months. I am actually very encouraged that my estimate has not increased since I went on record with my last estimate in November 2012.
I am carefully monitoring the Modules in Process list as this is an excellent indicator of FIPS 140-2 report activity. The number of reports in the "Review Pending" and "In Review" columns has increased by 26 (a 23% uptick) since November 2012.
Longer review times may be ahead of us in 2013, so stay tuned for future updates. High quality report submissions are exactly what the CMVP needs to maintain and improve their review times.